SAD NEWS | Acclaimed American Composer Donald Keats Has Died [RIP]

American composer, pianist, conductor and pedagogue Donald Keats has passed away - aged 88

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Donald H. Keats

American composer, pianist, conductor and pedagogue Donald Keats has passed away - aged 88.

He served a professorship on faculty at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music between 1976 and 1999 - and had a large body of his works published by Boosey & Hawkes.

His most well-known and widely performed works include his piano sonata, String Quartet No. 2 and his 'Elegiac' Symphony - dedicated to the death of his first-born son.

Our condolences are with Mr Keats’ family, friends, colleagues and students.